Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Review: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) 
by Cassandra Clare 

                                                                Hardcover: 592 pages
                                    Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (March 19, 2013)

                                                           Goodreads Description:


A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.

Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.

As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.
My Thoughts:

The third installment of the Infernal Devices series does not disappoint. I think the story wrapped up better than I could have hoped for. The only negative is that I am sad that it is over. On the bright side, the Mortal Instruments series in not over with (and there will be a companion series called The Dark Artifices) so there will be more Shadowhunters to read about in the future. 
Although there is a lot of great action in the book the best part of the story is the relationships between Jem, Clary, and Will. The three of them are connected in so many ways and it has been a pleasure to read about them throughout the series and watch how they turn out. There were quite a few occasions while reading that I teared up and cried a little. Emotions definitely run high in this book. If  you have loved this series so far I think you will love this book as much, if not more, than the others.

1 comment:

Elisa @ Crazy, Amazing Life said...

I LOVE the Mortal Instruments series, but haven't read the Infernal devices series because many reviewers said that the characters were more or less the same except with different names. However after your review, I think maybe I should give it a chance!